Sanatorium Hohentanneck

THE ABANDONED HOSPITAL IN GERMANY

Sanatorium Hohentanneck is an abandoned lung hospital in the green surroundings of the village Sülzhayn in Germany.

The Hohentanneck sanatorium was built in 1905 and was one of the many sanatoria in Sülzhayn. The building was designed by architects Hugo and Otto Hackelberg. The building in timber framing was constructed by the Blankenburg based company Bergh & Fettke. It was used as a private lung sanatorium for man en women in the region. In 1907 the hospital had 35 beds, after they built a new section to the sanatorium in 1950 it could house 50 patients.

The sanatorium was under management of Otto Timm and later Friedrich Cords. From 1935 up to her death in 1960 Margarete Eibenschütz-Cords took over. After she died, the hospital was taken over in 1963 by the government and became a public sanatorium.

With the declining number of patients suffering from lung diseases, a restructuring of the Sülzhayner lung sanatorium took place between 1965 and 1967. As a result the health system in Sülzhayn was divided into health clubs, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. Hohentanneck was assigned to the area of social welfare and served from 1965 to 1992 as a nursing home. The last residents were moved to the nursing home Nordhausen-Ost in 1992. I took these photos of ‘Sanatorium Hohentanneck’ in 2011.

Built 1905
Abandoned 1992
Endangered
Sanatorium Hohentanneck
Sanatorium Hohentanneck
Sanatorium Hohentanneck
Sanatorium Hohentanneck
Sanatorium Hohentanneck
Sanatorium Hohentanneck
Sanatorium Hohentanneck
Sanatorium Hohentanneck
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